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Curtain Call: Carrie the Musical

From left: Ron Miller as Tommy, Robin Green as Margaret White, Angela LaRose, Abby Martino as Chris and Joey Maguschak as Billy in the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts’ production of Carrie, the Musical running Oct. 17 to Oct. 26 at the J. J. Ferrara Center in...

Live Music in Scranton / Wilkes-Barre

Ireland’s Dott performs at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains with local band Eww Yaboo on Monday, Oct. 20. Thursday, Oct. 16 Bar on Oak, Pittston — The Tones Breakers @ Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre — Karaoke, Karaoke Contest Brooklyn Pub, Dunmore —Karaoke with DJ...

Sounds: Oct. 16, 2014

ROCK OF AGES   TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS — Hypnotic Eye THE GOOD: Legendary Florida rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are back after a four-year hiatus. THE BAD: No complaints. THE NITTY GRITTY: Almost four decades into their career, Petty and his...

Screens: Oct. 16, 2014

Opening This Week Fury Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf Ever since giving a scene-stealing turn as a gigolo in Thelma and Louise, Brad Pitt has seen a steady rise to movie stardom. From blockbusting popcorn flicks (Interview with a Vampire, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, World War Z) to...

Headphones: Oct. 16, 2014

Assorted Declarations from Editor Tom Graham   I’m a Dead Man (fan)   As the countdown to Halloween marches on, I can’t help to feel the excitement growing inside. I’ve been bombarding my senses with all sorts of spooky surroundings and pumpkin spice...

Concerts in Scranton / Wilkes-Barre

Shakey Graves plays World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Concerts F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: (570) 826-1100 Slapstick Sonata, Oct. 24 Badlands — A Tribute to the Music of Bruce Springsteen, Oct. 25 Umphrey’s McGee, Oct. 30 DooWop...

THE HAUNT SPOT: Pennhurst Asylum

A WEEKLY REVIEW OF NEARBY HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS BY SCARE-SEEKER Joe Rovinsky This week’s review — Pennhurst Asylum. Church Street and Bridge Road, Spring City. pennhurstasylum.com   The Pennhurst Asylum haunted attraction is by far the most mature, impressive major...

Up Close: Chala Jan

Photos of Chala Jan by Tom Bonomo   Up Close & Personal with Chala Jan Finding the Story   Chala Jan, or formally, Chala Janpraphasakul, was born in Thailand and lived there until she was 18 years old. Her mother encouraged her to go to college in the...

Light Up the Night

The Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces Blazes Again   The Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, host Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces this Saturday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 10 p.m. The event features a bonfire, music, cultural activities and exhibits, a fire parade,...

Liquid: Oct. 16, 2014

Soaking Up the Suds with James Crane   Its officially big beer season again. Summer is great for uber drinkable lagers, pilsners and blondes. In Autumn, on the other hand, its time to break out the big guns. Big, thick ales loaded with malt and hops are called...

Bookmarks: Oct. 16, 2014

I’ll save you my really deep metaphor about how autumn brings in the harvest and how that harvest relates to the publishing industry and just tell you this, dear readers: there’s a veritable cornucopia of good new books this season. Here is just a small taste: Stone...

THE HAUNT SPOT: Circle of Screams and Dracula’s Forest

WEEKLY REVIEW OF NEARBY HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS BY SCARE-SEEKER Joe Rovinsky   Circle of Screams. 1911 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City. circleofscreams.com.   Circle of Screams is located at the Circle Drive-In Theater and is composed of three separate...

Around Town

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